Be Compassionate, Be Creative, Be Enthusiastic, Be Inspired,  BE VALLEY  

 

Be Compassionate, Be Creative, Be Enthusiastic, Be Inspired,  BE VALLEY  

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PTA Remind 101  (click to sign up)
 

August18 - PTA Fundraiser Kickoff

August 25 - Valley Family Skate Night FUNdraiser
6:30-8:30 Yukon on Wheels

August 26 - Third Grade Parent Meeting - 5:30
August 26 - Fourth Grade Parent Meeting - 6:15
   

  Mustang Valley PTA

 

 

 

 


The mission of Great Expectations is to motivate, inspire, and challenge individuals to achieve excellence in learning and living.


 Mustang Valley WATCH D.O.G.S.

WHAT:  WATCH D.O.G.S.®  is the father involvement  initiative of the National Center For Fathering. Inspired by one father’s desire to increase male involvement in his children’s school and with the help of the schools teachers and administration, WATCH D.O.G.S was created in 1998 at George Elementary in Springdale, AR.

WHY:    Studies by the U.S. Department of Education have demonstrated that a positive adult male role model will have a uniquely positive impact on the development and educational success of a child. Dramatically increasing the child’s likelihood of graduating and getting mostly A’s along the way, while at the same time dramatically decreasing the likelihood of that child living in poverty, getting involved with drugs and alcohol, and avoiding potentially devastating choices that result in a criminal record or a teen pregnancy.  The U.S. Department of Education has identified the WATCH D.O.G.S. ®   program as an effective way to increase male involvement in our nation’s schools.

                Each school year thousands of men volunteer to work at least one day in their child’s school through the WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program.  These men work a long side the educators to help as crossing guards, car/bus rider facilitators, hallway monitors, library assistants, lunchroom helpers, classroom and homework tutors and playground/gymnasium coaches.  The possibilities are endless.  Every school year these men have a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of kids.

PROGRAM BENEFITS:

•              Students gain a positive male role model.  Some students do not have a father-figure present in their home and the number of male teachers has been steadily declining in recent years.  More positive male role models are needed in the school setting.

•              Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears.  The presence of Watch DOGS (Dads Of Great Students) can increase a sense of security at the building for students and staff, and it helps create an environment conducive to learning.

•              Fathers and father-figures can spend meaningful time with their students in the school setting and gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life, just by being a ‘dad’.

•              When Watch DOGS invest a day at school, they can learn how better to partner with the school to meet educational goals of students.

WE ARE PROUD TO SAY THAT MUSTANG VALLEY IS A WATCH D.O.G. SCHOOL!

Valley PTA Remind 101
 

BE Valley

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Parent Orientation 2014-2015

I would like to invite you to Mustang Valley’s Parent Orientation.  This is an important time for all parents who have a child attending our school.  You will meet with your child’s teacher in his/her classroom to go over school/classroom procedures, curriculum, and answer any questions you may have.  Your child’s teacher will be covering a lot of important information so it is vital that at least one parent attend.  This meeting is for adults only.  Please make other arrangements for your child so that we may have your full attention to go over everything.  In addition, this year’s PTA spirit wear will be sold during the parent orientation nights.  We request that all students purchase a school shirt to wear each Monday for our weekly Wakin’ & Shakin’ assemblies, as well as on any field trips. Finally, you will also have an opportunity to join the Valley’s PTA and get involved in the wonderful things taking place at our school!

 Yours in education,

 Jill Mitchell, Principal

Mustang Valley Elementary

 Parent Orientation Schedule:

 Monday, August 18th:

            *Kindergarten Parent Orientation:  5:30-6:15 pm

            *First Grade Parent Orientation:  6:15-7:00 pm

            *Second Grade Parent Orientation:  7:00-7:45 pm

 Tuesday, August 26th:

            *Third Grade Parent Orientation:  5:30-6:15 pm

            *Fourth Grade Parent Orientation:  6:15-7:00 pm

 ***Upon arrival, please go to the cafeteria for a brief meeting with the principals.  You will be dismissed from there to your child’s classroom for your orientation meeting.

School

Mustang Valley Elementary

Procedures for Car Riders

*When dropping off or picking up students, all vehicles MUST use the car rider lane off of SW 29th Street (northwest of the gym).  The loop on the east side of the school is for school buses and daycare vans only.

 *All vehicles MUST go through the drop off/pick up line.  Vehicles SHOULD NOT park unless the parent is going into the school to talk to a teacher or go to the office. 

 *In order to avoid long car lines, feel free to drop you child off beginning at 7:15 AM.  No supervision is provided before then.

 *Two rows of traffic will be formed after entering the car rider lane.  Duty teachers will direct parents as to when students should exit their cars.  Please be aware of what is going on around you as multiple cars will unload at the same time.   

 *While in the car rider lane, parents should not get out of their vehicle to open car doors and help their child in/out.  There will be staff members on duty if a child needs help entering/exiting a vehicle. ALL STUDENTS MUST EXIT ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE CAR.

 *At 7:40 am, the gate leading into the car rider lane will be closed.  At that point, parents must drive to the front of the school and check their student in as they are considered tardy.

 *During afternoon dismissal, if a parent forgets his/her car rider tag, he/she will have to drive to the office and show ID to the secretaries before the child is released. 

 *At no point should children be dropped off and left unescorted by an adult when coming to school.

  • Word of the Week
    Enthusiasm  -  strong interest in something
  • Quote of the Week
    “The common denominator in every job well done is enthusiasm."  - unknown
  • Behavior of the Week
    Be on time for school.



Great Expectations Model School

 

MUSTANG VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ACHIEVES GREAT EXPECTATIONS MODEL SCHOOL STATUS

Mustang Valley Elementary School recently achieved the prestigious honor of being named a Great Expectations Model School. The school’s principal, faculty, and staff worked diligently to accomplish this impressive goal.

 

 

Mustang Valley Elementary is a showcase for the rewarding benefits that Great Expectations provides students, faculty, staff, parents and the community, and it will be visited by other schools/districts. Great Expectations schools have a culture of respect and high academic achievement. "The school is truly a shining star in the community, state, and nation. The staff and faculty are to be highly commended for their efforts. We are overjoyed to add them to our list of ‘Showcase Schools’," said Dr. Linda Dzialo, President and CEO of Great Expectations.

The Great Expectations Program, founded in 1991, is a scientifically-based research

educational reform model that is bringing major change and innovation to PK-12 public and

private school classrooms in Oklahoma and beyond. The program represents an approach to learning that empowers teachers to expect and to get the best from students; it rekindles the excitement of discovery among both students and teachers, and it pushes everyone involved to greater heights of achievement.

The basic principles of the program are: high expectations for students, a learning climate based on mutual respect between student and teacher, student self-esteem, a belief that all students can learn, positive teacher attitude, and highly skilled and knowledgeable teachers who inspire and enable students to achieve success. Over 40,000 educators have been trained in the GE Methodology. There are currently 105 GE Model schools in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas.

More information about the program can be found at www.greatexpectations.org or by calling 918-444-3744.


Mustang Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex/gender, age, disability, or veteran status. Inquiries concerning application of this policy may be referred to the Mustang Public Schools Compliance Coordinator, 906 S. Heights, Mustang, OK 73064 or (405) 376-2461.